Beta 6 - keyboard strangeness after wake up

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by bceverly, May 1, 2006.

  1. bceverly

    bceverly

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    Hi,

    I'm running Beta 6 on my MacBook Pro and I'm noticing that after my machine "wakes up" I'm seeing odd behavior where letters that I type are brining up other windows instead of showing up on the screen. For example, I was trying to do "Net view" from a command prompt and the N key worked just fine but the other keys were bringing up windows of Windows explorer.

    Anyone else able to confirm this behavior? The only thing I can find is to reboot to cure it.

    Thanks,
    Bryan
     
  2. CPFarhood

    CPFarhood

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    I'm getting the same behavior with beta 6 on a 20" iMac, i have to restart the VM to resolve it.
     
  3. vamp07

    vamp07

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    I'm seeing this behavior after going into full screen. I'm not sure how to reproduce it but I am getting it allot. Only a reboot seems to recover.
     
  4. CPFarhood

    CPFarhood

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    I have the problem in both fullscreen and windowed modes.

    Also... I noticed the problem strangely close to when i ran the "Keyboard Update" from Apple if that's any help.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2006
  5. bceverly

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    Not related to keyboard update on my system

    I was getting this behavior with beta 5 actually and it was before I applied the keyboard update. it seems to be tied to going into and out of full screen mode. In beta 5, if I switched modes, it cleared up. With beta 6 it only can be cured by a reboot.
     
  6. CDN

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    I've had this problem after using Cmd-H to hide Parallels. Now I'm carefult not to use CMD-H, but to double-click the title bar instead to hide... Does anyone know more about this, and is there a way to disable Cmd-H for one app, so I wont hit it accidently? (Or could they fix the bug?)
     
  7. smaug

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    I've noticed it as a "stuck" Windows Key, i.e., it opens the run dialouge when I type an "r" and so on. I've managed to fix it by hitting the Command key without any other key and that seems to "unstick" it. Basically, I think Parallels has a tendency to "stick" the modifier keys.
     

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